Intel previews Penryn, quad-core mobile chip due in 2008

Apple Store“Looking beyond the launch of Santa Rosa next month, Intel on Monday previewed technology expected to turn up in a later refresh to the next-generation mobile platform and also touted a quad-core mobile chip due in 2008,” AppleInsider reports.

AppleInsider reports, “The world’s largest chipmaker said the initial refresh to Santa Rosa will be based on a mobile Penryn processor, a 45-nanometer shrink of its current chip designs. The first of those chips are slated to hit production later this year and turn up in the Santa Rosa refresh during the first half of next year.”

“‘We will be able to take Penryn, the 45-nanometer [chip], and plug it into exactly the same platform [that will ship in May] to enable a fast ramp,’ Intel’s Mooly Eden said at a press conference ahead the company’s Intel Developer Forum conference, which kicks off in Beijing tomorrow,” AppleInsider reports.

AppleInsider reports, “Also on Intel’s roadmap is a quad-core Penryn mobile processor due for release sometime during the 2008 calendar year. It will reportedly be aimed at high-level gaming and mobile workstations, where users are willing to trade battery life for more performance.”

Full article here.

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  1. That’s it, I’m waiting until 2008 for a new Mac.

    Perhaps by then Lepoard will be ready and flash based laptops with BlueRay OEM drives.

    God I miss the processor wars when we knew it was the right time to buy.

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  3. I don’t think there are many people waiting for ever for something. This site is by no means a fair representation of Apple community.

    I am personally waiting for a next refresh for a simple reason. I just decided I want to switch to Mac and since the last MBP refresh was 6 months ago and they refresh it every … 6 months on average and teh Santa Rosa is comming out in early May so… what would you do if you were me? Buy a Mac today anyway? I don’t think so.

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